Distinguished Alumnus Award

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur recognizes the professional achievements and contribution of its alumni through the Distinguished Alumnus Award each year on the Annual Convocation Day. So far, several notable alumni have received this prestigious Award. However, it is believed that many others are also deserving of such recognition and we need the help and cooperation of all alumni of the Institute to identify and nominate them for the same.


You are requested to help us identify those alumni of this Institute, who, in your opinion should be considered for these Awards and get the nomination form filled up and submitted to the Office of the undersigned by 9th May 2016, Monday. A soft copy of the nomination form should also be submitted by email to [email protected]. Nominations received after this date will be considered for the next year.

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Nominations in prescribed format may be submitted by past Distinguished Alumnus Awardees, Senate Members, Life Fellows, Alumni Foundations / Associations (after internal scrutiny). Nominations must reach the Dean of Alumni Affairs & International Relations latest by 9th May 2016, Monday. Nominations received can be carried forward for 2 years with provisions for update by the concerned alumnus/alumna.



Any person who has received a degree from the Institute is eligible to be considered for Distinguished Alumnus Award, except in the following cases:
A.    An alumnus/alumna, who is an employee of IIT Kharagpur, shall not be eligible for the award during his/her service period except when he/she has accomplished with truly outstanding of highest order recognized widely. 
B.    An alumnus/alumna who has received the Life Fellow Award or the D. Sc. (Honoris Causa) shall not be considered for Distinguished Alumnus Award within a period of 5 years.


An individual, to be nominated for this Distinguished Alumnus Award, should have made significant professional contribution which is recognized widely. The following, among possible other criteria, shall be considered while assessing the nominations:
•    Positions held 
•    Contributions to his/her profession
•    Awards and Honours Received 
•    Other contributions


Process for Selection
Nominations shall be short listed by a Screening Committee (SC) chaired by the Dean (AA&IR) to be constituted with the approval of the Director. Short listed nominations shall be peer reviewed. The SC will make a panel of such reviewers for the purpose. Based on the recommendations of the peer reviewers, the SC will make a panel for consideration of the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee will normally comprise Director as the Chairman, Deputy Director, Dean (AA&IR), Dean (F&P) as members and 2 (two) External Experts, following the guidelines of selection in such cases and considering recommendations of the peer reviewers making final recommendations to the Senate and the Board of Governors.